[Nagiosplug-help] Error: Could not interpret output from ping command

Tom DE BLENDE (GCC) Tom.DeBlende at dhl.com
Fri Aug 13 05:49:13 CEST 2004

Karl DeBisschop wrote:

> I expect that when it says "could not interpret output," that's what 
> it means - you said what OS you were on, I forget which, but it was 
> not one of the biggest players on the market, IIRC. So we simply may 
> noy have the output messages yet.

That's what I would think too. The OS I'm using is CentOS-3.1 
(www.centos.org), a repackaged version of the srpms available from 
RHEL-3. So not that exotic.

> Can you run the raw ping that is shown in the output and send the 
> reslts to me so I can modify the check_ping code?

[root at gcclo77 bin]# /bin/ping -n -U -c 5 d3178oc1
PING d3178oc1.gcc.dhl.com ( 56(84) bytes of data.
 From icmp_seq=0 Destination Host Unreachable
 From icmp_seq=1 Destination Host Unreachable
 From icmp_seq=2 Destination Host Unreachable
 From icmp_seq=3 Destination Host Unreachable
 From icmp_seq=4 Destination Host Unreachable

--- d3178oc1.gcc.dhl.com ping statistics ---
5 packets transmitted, 0 received, +5 errors, 100% packet loss, time 
4000ms, pipe 4

> Meanwhile, while there are possible license issues (i.e., it is not 
> GPL) delaying inclsion of check_icmp, you may want to try using it or 
> using check_fping insetad of check_ping. License issues aside, all 
> reports on check_icmp have been quite positive.

Thanks for the hint.


Tom De Blende
Senior Infrastructure Analyst
DHL European Coordination Center - IT Department
Tel +32 2 713 42 62        
Fax +32 2 713 52 00

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